We are now also connecting Frenkendorf in Switzerland to our intermodal network with a round trip as part of our direct transport routes between Wolfurt and Rotterdam and are expanding our multimodal logistics services.
We all know the traditional tamping machines, which are frequent guests on the tracks. Tamping machines capable of gathering high-quality data from the track and converting it into predictive information were nowhere to be seen up until now. We have developed an intelligent tamper together with System 7 that can learn to work by itself. With the investment in the Universal Tamper 4.0 we have next level tamping technology in-house. A new step towards a data-driven future.
ABB has won orders worth over $180 million from Swiss train manufacturer Stadler to supply leading-edge equipment for more than 160 trains and locomotives in Europe and North America. ABB battery and traction systems will further drive decarbonization and support the transition to more sustainable electromobility.
Alstom and SMRT Trains, with support from the Land Transport Authority (LTA), have signed an agreement that will ensure the continued reliability and availability of the driverless train control system installed by Alstom on the larger Circle Line (CCL) network. This long-term services support (LTSS) agreement is the first of its kind for a Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line, with a contract length of 16 years which also includes performance guarantees for the entire contracted term2.
Among the renewal and maintenance activities carried out for our Italian customer Rete Ferroviaria Italiana in March and April, Colas Rail Italia was involved in some revamping activities in Genova, as part of the ongoing construction of the new Genova Bridge.
A consortium formed by Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking and other rail and commercial vehicle systems, and John von Neumann University in Kecskemét, Hungary, has successfully completed a joint 27-month research project. The focus of the project was on alternative raw materials – particularly polymer and rubber materials – and technologies for use in the commercial vehicle industry. The research findings will feed into Knorr-Bremse's research and development strategy and activities in the long term.